Director Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jul 05, 2022
Closes
Jul 13, 2022
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Fosters a work environment and organizational culture that values technical excellence, continual learning, performance improvement, civil rights, and equal opportunity. Assures that Treasury's civil rights, and equal employment opportunity programs and policies are consistent with and continually reinforce leadership values.

Ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Assures that civil rights, equal opportunity programs, and policies establish and continually reinforce the highest standards of commitment, performance excellence, integrity, and accountability among the agency's employees and managers.

Ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. As a senior executive, the incumbent will lead in the planning, direction, and/or coordination of a comprehensive Treasury nationwide civil rights program.

Serves as a principal advisor and consultant Departmental officials on innovation as it relates to civil rights, and equal employment opportunity. Advises on policy issues and considerations, as well as all matters affecting the Treasury's functions in these areas. Makes authoritative recommendations to Treasury officials for resolving key, critical, sensitive, and controversial issues.

Oversees the Department of Treasury EEO complaint process, providing for the consideration and disposition of complaints for Treasury employees and applicants for employment involving claims of discrimination, as well as complaints involving claims of reprisal for engaging in EEO protected activities. Develops alternative dispute resolution strategies.

Maintains close, continuing, and effective liaison with officials of the Department and other Federal agencies on Government-wide civil rights and equal employment opportunity systems and strategic issues. Represents the Department in Government-wide groups and/or at meetings on a variety of civil rights and equal employment opportunity matters.

Broad knowledge of the theories, concepts and principles related to civil rights and EEO. Ability to review and evaluate proposals for EEO Program changes within the framework of existing requirements of the Federal personnel management system. Knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, procedures, and policies governing EEO, including relevant judicial and administrative precedents.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • All groups of qualified individuals.
  • Initial appointments are required to serve a probationary period of 1 year.
  • Financial disclosure is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.


Qualifications

Qualifications: As a basic requirement, applicants must possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Competencies listed below. Typically, qualified applicants will have gained experience of this nature at or above the (GS)-15 grade level or its equivalent in the public or private sector. To be qualified for this position, your résumé must reflect experience in a managerial capacity. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations. As such, your resume must demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
    • Directing the work of an organizational unit
    • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects
    • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance
    • Supervising the work of other managers and exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions. Failure to meet the basic qualification requirement and address all Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications will result in your application being disqualified. The ECQs were designed to assess executive experience and potential not technical expertise. They measure whether an individual has the broad executive skills needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions. All applicants that are not already QRB certified, must submit a separate written narrative addressing the ECQs. Your narrative must address each ECQ separately and should contain at least two examples per ECQ describing your experiences and accomplishments/results. The narrative should be clear and concise, emphasizing your scope and level of responsibility, the complexity of programs managed, your initiatives and accomplishments, and the results of your actions. The narrative must not exceed 10 pages. NOTE: Current career SES members, former career SES members with reinstatement eligibility, and SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM do NOT need to address the ECQs:
    • Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organizations vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating Fundamental Competencies: These competencies are the foundation for success in each of the Executive Core Qualifications: Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Continual Learning, Written Communication, Integrity/Honesty, Public Service Motivation. The Fundamental Competencies are crosscutting and should be addressed over the course of each ECQ narratives. Applicants should follow the Challenge, Context, Action and Result (CCAR) model outlined in the guide. Challenge - Describe a specific problem or goal. Context - Describe the individuals and groups you worked with, and/or the environment in which you worked, to address a particular challenge (e.g., clients, co-workers, members of Congress, shrinking budget, low morale). Action - Discuss the specific actions you took to address a challenge. Result - Give specific examples of measures/outcomes that had some impact on the organization. These accomplishments demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of your leadership skills. Additional information about the SES and Executive Core Qualifications can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) SES Website. You are strongly encouraged to review OPMs Guide to SES Qualifications for specific examples and guidance on writing effective ECQ narrative statements.
MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): All applicants must submit a written narrative that addresses each of the MTQs separately. The narrative must not exceed one (1) page per MTQ. Applicants who fail to adhere to the one (1) page per MTQ limit will be disqualified and no longer considered for the position. In addition to the ECQs, applicants must possess the following technical qualifications that represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. You must fully address each MTQ to be rated for further consideration.

MTQ 1 - Experience that demonstrates the leadership skills and dedication to equity as defined by Executive Order 13985, to facilitate strategic change within the organization in order to establish equity in employment and create a model EEO workplace for a large bureau or agency.

MTQ 2 - Experience that demonstrates strong management skills and the ability to develop and implement an agency and/or bureau policy which integrates key federal EEO and civil rights program goals, priorities, values, and other factors.

MTQ 3 - Expert knowledge of the EEO complaint process, as set out in 29 CFR 1614, and related laws and guidance, that will enable the incumbent to provide policy advice and guidance to the EEO community as well as managers and supervisors.

MTQ 4: Demonstrated experience leading an equal opportunity and civil rights office for a large, geographically disbursed, agency, bureau, or multi-level organization.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed in your welcome letter on your first day. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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